27 January (8 February) 1837, near St. Petersburg, in the woods near the commandant's garden held a duel in which Pushkin was mortally wounded in the stomach. The conditions of the duel was fatal and leaves no chance to survive both opponents in terms they were at twenty paces from each other, the barrier was ten steps, was allowed to shoot from any distance on the way to the barrier. Second, Pushkin was his Lyceum comrade K. K. Danzas, second Dantes — employee of the French Embassy Viscount d Archiac.
D'anthes fired first. Pushkin fell after the shot, Dantes, briefly lost consciousness, but recovered quickly. Pushkin suggested that the bullet had shattered the femur, but said he has enough forces to return fire. His gun barrel was clogged with snow and he asked to change the gun. D Archiac began to protest, but Dantes sign stopped him, and Pushkin was given another gun. Dantes stood up again to the barrier. A bullet from a gun Pushkin came to the Dantes in the chest, hitting his hand. Some researchers refute the fact that Dantes has allowed Pushkin to change the gun.
Wounded Pushkin was poisen from the scene of the duel with sleigh driver Show Less